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What’s Hot: Clink your glass for the Cocker’Tail Set!

Celebrate

Throw some ice in the bucket and cool the champs…we have a new collection for you that deserves a toast! Our special Cocker’Tail Collection is our way of introducing the Holiday season, because who doesn’t love a nice winter Cocktail Party?! This collection features flawless clothing, shimmery sequins and, of course, a few Cocker’tails!

There are a few things you need when preparing for a Cocktail Party. Let’s start with the most important: an outfit!! We’ve got all the ladies and gents prepared for any special party, from fluffy shimmer dresses to Tuxedo Tanks to Sequin Harnesses! Not only will your pup be the Belle (or the Prince) of the ball, but they are sure to make heads turn in these fab styles.

Tuxedo TankNext up? The drinks! Every Cocktail Party needs drinks (obviously), and we can help. While you’re sipping on your bubbly or a Dirty Martini, your pup can (somewhat) sip on some Cocker’tails! How, you ask? We have some fabulous plush toys that are just as great to display as they are for your pup to play with. With a choice of Grey Dogs Vodka, Pawier-Jouet Champagne or Mirapawval Rosé, your pooch is sure to be satisfied with whatever choice that may be!Gold Trellis Bowl and Jar

Lastly, we can’t forget to spice up your living space! We think a more modern approach to your living space is key for any kind of fancy party. The Gold Trellis Bowl and Jar feature not only a print that will never go out of style, but a nice gold color that is sure to modernize any room! Of course, we can’t forget our Mutt
favorite: the Katie Puff Bed. These beds are so sleek and comfy, your guests will think it’s a place for them to lay!

Need more Cocker’tail inspiration? Check out our Cocker’tail Collection in its entirety online or at one of our Southern California stores!

Just In: Sock Monkey Styles for Your Pup!

Sock Monkey Collection

Here’s a little history lesson for you all: Sock Monkeys were first made during the Great Depression when people would sew red heeled socks together. Now, more than 80 years later, they’re just as fabulous and have been incorporated into a ton of things. With that being said, we’d like to introduce our newest collection: The Sock Monkey Collection!

With fall in full swing and winter on the horizon, sweaters and scarves are a must. This awesome zip-up hoody is sure to keep you warm AND comfortable, as it’s made with a cashmere blend! It’s definitely a mutt favorite. More into something a little lighter? The Sock Monkey Striped Wool Scarf is great because not only will it warm up your pup’s neck, but it’s adjustable, insuring a perfect fit! With these items, you’ll be turning Bowser into your very own Sock Monkey in no time!

Why not rock the Sock Monkey on your daily walk? We won’t object to that! In fact, we encourage it with our Sock Monkey collar, leash and bowtie. If you’re looking into dressing your dog from neck to tail, this is perfect, as each item completely matches! If you’re more into the subtle Sock Monkey flair, then you have the ability to choose which item you like best. We love options!

Of course, this collection wouldn’t be complete with Sock Monkey toys! From multi-colored to corduroy to sock-made cat toys to the original Sock Monkey, we have enough Sock Monkey toys for you to fill your toy box to the rim!

Want more Sock Monkey? Check out the Sock Monkey Collection in its entirety online or at one of our Southern California stores!

Newsworthy Dogs Roundup

We have quite a few stories revolving around dogs this month! We love seeing dogs in the news, whether it be something hilarious, an interesting new study or something that’s sure to bring the tears. Have any pet-related stories you’d like to share with us? Post the stories on our Facebook page!

Your Pet Might be Peeved! Study Finds that Dogs Get Jealous Too

Well this explains a lot! Researchers at UC San Diego (right in our backyard!) conducted a study determining whether or not dogs have a sense of jealousy. 36 dogs and their owners were used in the study that consisted of noting dogs’ reactions of their owners petting animated toy dogs. The results are not surprising – dogs DO get jealous! Once the pups would see their owners petting the toy, they would try to break the connection between the owner and the toy. Just another way that dogs are like humans!

These Two Dogs Got Married and the Whole Thing is Straight out of Your Pinterest Wedding Board

Bring on the LOL’s! Hudson and Chelsea, two Dachshunds whose parents are good friends, had a wedding. Sounds cute, Hudson and Chelsearight? Be prepared for nothing that you’d expect, as these two were given the true Pinterest wedding treatment, from beautifully illustrated invitations to fabulous floral arrangements to a Bulldog officiate. If only we were invited to this wedding!

Missing Pennsylvania Dog Found 3,000 Miles Away from Home

Could you imagine getting a call that your lost pup was found 3,000 miles away?! The owner of 7-year old Jack Russell Terrier Gidget probably didn’t. Gidget had been missing from the owner’s house in Pennsylvania since late April and was found walking the suburbs of Portland in September. When Gidget was brought to the nearest shelter, they were able to determine through a microchip that she came from right outside of Philadelphia! No one really knows how or why Gidget was taken cross-country, but all that matters now is that she is found.

Life for Regular People vs. Life for Dog People

Dog LoveBuzzfeed has nailed it again with this photo comparison between life with a dog and life without. I’m sure you can all guess which life seems more fun and exciting. :)

Susie the Therapy Dog, Abused as a Puppy, Named Hero Dog of the Year

This one is a tearjerker for all the right reasons. Meet Susie, an adorable pit-bull mix that was beat and set on fire by her owner in 2009 after licking (also known as KISSING in dog speak) the owner’s child. This sweet baby suffered third-degree burns and her ears were burned off. Before you start crying out of sadness, let’s fast-forward to Susie’s recovery and an adoption by Donna Lawrence. Lawrence adopted Susie less than a year after she herself had been brutally attacked by a neglected pit bull, which Suziecaused her to lose her ability to have kids. Lawrence and Susie were meant to be, as they both learned to trust one another. Susie is now a therapy dog that helps people that have been through traumatic events and has even helped create stronger anti-cruelty laws in her home state of North Carolina (along with Lawrence, of course!).

 

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on Stella and Chewy’s All Month Long!

October TOTM

Oh October, you came so quickly! As you all probably know by now, when a new month starts, there’s a new special deal for our Muttropians. This month’s Treat of the Month is on Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried food and treats – save 20% all month long!

Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried dinner patties provide 100% complete and balanced nutrition. Each flavor is made with raw meat, poultry or fish that is sourced from USDA-inspected facilities, mixed with organic fruits and vegetables included. Healthful, direct-fed microorganisms (probiotics), natural tocopherols, chelated trace minerals, taurine, and essential FreezeDFamily_RGBvitamins and minerals are also added to this yummy mix. These patties come in 8 different flavors: Chicken & Veggies, Beef, Lamb, Duck, Surf ‘N Turf, Rabbit, Venison and Pheasant and are grain-free with no fillers, artificial preservatives, colorings, added hormones, antibiotics, sugar or salt. Not only is this a great meal for your pup, but you can break up a patty and make it a nice yummy treat!

The savings don’t stop there! During October, you’ll also be able to save 20% on Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried treats, Carnivore Crunch and Carnivore Kisses. The Carnivore Crunch treats are all-natural formed morsels while the Carnivore Kisses are diced, 100% meat treats. These treats can berIMG_0095 given to your pup as a training reward or crumbled over food for added flavor – nothing beats that! The Carnivore Crunch treats come in Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Salmon/Cod and Duck flavors. The Carnivore Kisses treats come in Beef, Chicken, Salmon and Duck. Just like the freeze-dried food, these treats provide the benefits of raw with the convenience of being dry.

So what does freeze-drying exactly mean, you ask? Freeze-drying is a process that enables food manufacturers to remove the moisture from their products while retaining nutritional value. There is no cooking is involved in this process, as the product is frozen and then put into a freeze dryer on rIMG_4439trays. These trays are placed on shelves that receive very low levels of heat. Powerful pumps inside the freeze dryer generate very cold temperatures and create a vacuum, and that heat applied to the shelves causes the ice within the meat to turn directly into water vapor, skipping the liquid stage altogether. This takes the product from frozen to freeze-dried without ever being thawed or cooked, which is why the nutritional value is retained.

You don’t want to miss out on this delicious and nutritious Treat of the Month! This special runs from October 1st through October 31st at all three of our stores and online. Use code STELLA20 at checkout to save!

Fetchingly Fresh: Forest Friends for Your Pup!

Forest Friends

From foxes and squirrels to bunnies and owls, we have every forest friend covered in our Forest Friend Collection!

The apparel and accessories in this collection feature all your favorite forest animals. What does the fox say?! For fox lovers, we have an adorable collar and leash donning girly foxes, knit sweaters and an adorable necktie that attaches to a collar. For Fox Sweaterthose that prefer squirrels, we have a fun squirrel sweater and not one, but two squirrel themed bandanas: one with a squirrel and one with an acorn! Other favorites include the Bunny Print Top and the Fuzzy Bear Sweatshirt.Bunny Print Top

We have fun, forest toys for every type of pup! For the entertainment seeker, the new Roll-Up Log is ideal – three forest critters are wrapped in the log and the pup has to try and get them out! The Long Legged Toy is unique not only because it has four long legs, but it has a hidden tennis ball in the body – making it almost two toys in one! Wool favorites, like the Fox and Squirrel Wool Toys, are great for pups that are into strength and squeakers.

Roll Up Log ToyWhen thinking about forest-like home products, we felt that the modern idea was the way to go. Our Anderson Modern Wood Bowls and Canisters are made from eco-friendly plantation grown and renewable Acacia wood, not to mention they are sleek and perfect for any home! Another modern, yet comfortable staple is the Snow Lynx Bed. With faux fur on one side and chenille on the Snow Lynx Bedother, your pup is bound to get easily attached to this forest-like bed!

The forest fun doesn’t stop there – stop by one of our Southern California stores or online to check out the whole Forest Friends Collection!

The Seven Days of Pet Appreciation Week with Muttropolis

Pet Appreciation Week

One of our favorite weeks of the year is upon us: Pet Appreciation Week 2014!

There is everything to love about an entire weeklong celebration, spanning June 1 – 7, dedicated to the domesticated animal kingdom in its entirety – from canine to feline, equestrian to reptilian, arachnid and more!

Here at Muttropolis, dogs and cats take the admiration of our hearts, minds and spirits. Because of this admiration, and for business research purposes, we like to put ourselves in our pets’ paws for a bit and think from their perspectives. We feel this allows us to relate to them better and to understand them on a more four-legged level.

So, for this year’s Pet Appreciation Week, we went above and beyond! We decided to imagine the entire weeklong celebration from our dogs’ and cats’ perspectives!

What kind of toys and food do they really want? How bored are they playing the same old games? How should we, as their humans, go that extra mile to show love and affection?

After many days spent crawling around the office, howling and meowing along with our furry friends, we felt moved to create a song that captured their wants and needs. What you are about to read is both a declaration of appreciation and roadmap of how you, as your pet’s human, can make this year’s Pet Appreciation Week the best week ever!

Now, all of us here at Muttropolis would like to present:

“The Seven Days Of Pet Appreciation Week.”

A dog howls:

“On the first day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – A brand new retractable leash.

On the second day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Two stylish leather dog collars and a brand new retractable leash.

On the third day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Three new interactive dog toys, two stylish dog collars and a brand new retractable leash.

On the fourth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Four kinds of all-natural dog food, three new interactive dog toys, two stylish dog collars and a brand new retractable leash.

On the fifth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Five doggy t-shirts, four kinds of all-natural dog food, three new interactive dog toys, two stylish dog collars and a brand new retractable leash.

On the sixth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Six recycled and eco-friendly dog products, five doggy t-shirts, four kinds of all-natural dog food, three new interactive dog toys, two stylish dog collar and a brand new retractable leash.

On the seventh day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Seven dog bed duvet covers, six recycled and eco-friendly dog products, five doggy t-shirts, four kinds of all-natural dog food, three new interactive dog toys, two stylish dog collars and a brand new retractable leash.”

Now, I know what you are thinking…What about…

A cat meows:

“On the first day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – A brand new litter box to pee.

On the second day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Two awesome cat toys, and a brand new litter box to pee.

On the third day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Three kinds of cat food, supplements and treats, two awesome cat toys and a brand new litter box to pee.

On the fourth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Four new types of cat bowls, three kinds of cat food, supplements and treats, two awesome cat toys and a brand new litter box to pee.

On the fifth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – A five-story cat condo, four new types of cat bowls, three kinds of cat food, supplements and treats, two awesome cat toys and a brand new litter box to pee.

On the sixth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Six styles of colorful cat collars, a five-story cat condo, four new types of cat bowls, three kinds of cat food, supplements and treats, two awesome cat toys and a brand new litter box to pee.

On the seventh day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Seven cans of catnip, six styles of colorful cat collars, a five-story cat condo, four new types of cat bowls, three kinds of cat foods, supplements and treats, two awesome cat toys and brand new litter box to pee.”

Yes! We hope you have an amazing Pet Appreciation Week with your pet.

If you have any questions for us here at Muttropolis, don’t hesitate to contact us or visit us at one of our three Southern California retail stores today.

Muttropolis’ Summer Kick-off Sale, Save 20%

Muttropolis Summer Kickoff Sale

Shop now, enjoy 20% off savings and relax on Memorial Day!* A sale like this isn’t an often occurrence at Muttropolis, so don’t miss your chance to stock up and save on pet essentials and must-haves for your adored four-legged family member. Our Summer Kick-off Sale starts Thursday, May 15th and ends on Monday, May 19th at midnight PST.

Our expansive, upscale assortment includes unique collars and leashes, stylish apparel, cool and captivating toys, travel accessories, at home essentials like luxury bedding and dining, and much more. With an astute buying team behind our helms, we’re pleased to have become one of “the” places to shop to meet and exceed canine customers’ expectations. So take a look, and enjoy the selection and savings!

As mentioned, our Summer Kick-Off Sale lasts 5 days so act fast for the best selection. You can visit any one of our Muttropolis store locations or our website to shop the sale. Online customers must use the coupon code SIZZLE at checkout to receive their 20% discount.

*Sale excludes food, treats and gift cards. Cannot be combined with other offers. 

Fetchingly Fresh: New for your Cruising Canine!

Row Boat Dog Bed

Does your hound have sea legs? Do they jump with joy for any opportunity to be in the water? Or do they simply look stylin’ in sea-inspired styles? We’ve compiled our favorite nautical styles with these water dogs in mind!

Puppia Anchor and Gingham Dog HarnessOur Canine Cruise Collection is filled with anchors, stripes, sea creatures and more. We love the Sailor Boy Dog Tank for boys and the Nautical Dog Dress for girls. Both are striped, in true nautical fashion, and have adorable details. Is your pup in need of a new summertime harness? We have two Puppia styles with gingham trip that screams summer. If a collar is more your dog’s style then check out our Anchor Dog Collar, you can’t get much more nautical then that! Or chose one of our festive bows to pair with your pup’s preexisting collar. The Anchor Dog Bow and Red and Navy Stripe Dog Bow are beautifully crafted and sure to add some spring to your pup’s step.

Nautical Dog Dress Sailor Boy Dog Tank
If you have a beach house, or simply like nautical décor, take a look at the adorable Row Boat Dog Bed pictured at the top of this post. Decorated with rope around the rim, striped details, and an embroidered anchor, it’s a true summer statement piece. You’re pup will love snuggling up against the bolstered sides. The Nautical Boat Print Indoor-Outdoor Dog Bed Cover is also an excellent choice. It can be used to cover an old bed or stuffed with standard sized pillows, blankets or clothes to create a brand new bed. The versatility to move this bed from indoors to outdoors is a great feature for summer when pups love to bask in the sun! We’ve included quite a few futons in this collection as well, as they are lightweight and portable, can be used in crates, rolled up for travel, or used as a great alternative to a bulky, heavy bed.

Nautical Boat Print Indoor-Outdoor Dog Bed Cover

Now for the fun stuff! This collection is full of captivating canine crowd pleasers. The Lobster Knottie Dog Toy is made of high quality super-soft corduroy plush, a fabric great for cuddling yet strong enough for chewing. If your pup is squeaker obsessed, the Ultrasonic Whale Dog Toy brings a whole new meaning to squeaking. This innovative toy contains a patented squeaker that is tuned to an ultrasonic frequency that only your dog can hear! And for playtime in the pool, at the beach or even in the tub, grab a Life Ring Dog Toy, it's neoprene and floats.

  Life Ring Dog ToyUltrasonic Whale Dog Toy

To shop our full Canine Cruise Collection, stop in to one of our Southern California store locations or visit us online.

Dig This Deal: Enjoy $4 Off Mutt Munchers in May!

Mutt Munchers Dog TreatsIt’s that time again, time to enjoy whooper savings on our very own, much loved Mutt Munchers dog treats! For the whole month of May we’ll be offering $4 off every bag, reducing the regular price of $11.99 to $7.99. Mutt Munchers are a must try, they’re delicious, nutritious, grain-free, and made fresh locally in Southern California.

Available in a variety of flavors, there are Mutt Munchers to please every pup’s preferences and complement their dietary needs. Our assortment includes Peanut Butter Poppers, Blueberry, Granny Ginger’s Snappers, Salmon Snappers, Bacon Bites, Liver Lovers, and Meatball. All flavors are grain-free and include only all-natural, human-grade ingredients. Garbonzo beans take the place of grains, resulting in a tasty treat packed full of protein and dietary fiber.

Grain FreeGrain-free is the way to be! If your pup isn’t currently on a grain-free diet it is worth considering. Grains are a common allergy in dogs and can cause itchiness and other uncomfortable symptoms. Because grains take much longer to break down in the stomach, dogs often have trouble digesting them. Sticking with food and treats that are grain-free will make a positive impact on any pup’s health.

One of our loyal Muttropolis customers described her and her pup’s happiness with the Bacon Bites Mutt Munchers as such:

These treats are amazing! I have a very picky Chihuahua and I struggle with finding a treat that’s healthy, not too expensive, and that she’ll eat. Not only does she eat Mutt Munchers, but she LOVES them! I love to see her little tail wiggling with excitement everytime I bring a bag home! They are crunchy, which gives her something to work on, but still easy enough to break in half so I can make them last. I just love Mutt Munchers, and so do my dogs!

Delicious, nutritious and cost efficient, Mutt Munchers make a great addition to any dog’s diet! Visit us online or in one of our Southern California store locations to enjoy these May savings! Online customers can redeem their discount by entering MOREMUNCH at checkout.

Cannot be combined with other offers. Expires 05/31/2014.

National Adopt a Shelter Dog Day

Adopt A Dog

You’ve probably noticed that we enjoy ever opportunity to spread the word about adoptions, and tomorrow, being National Adopt a Shelter Dog Day, is another great opportunity to tug on hound-loving heartstrings.

Are you in the market for a furry addition to your family, or know someone who is? This special day may be just the push needed. Finding unconditional love in a four-legged friend is a special, unique bond, and when that pet comes from a shelter, there are many additional benefits for all involved.

Adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue group means you’ll save a life, find a healthy pet, save money, help in the fight against puppy mills and pet stores, and feel great about your choice! A while back we posted some excellent tips on how to get started with the adoption process, all important things to consider.

Save A Life

If you live near one of our Southern California Muttropolis store locations stop by an upcoming adoption event. We host multiple adoptions each month that have proven to be a fantastic way to find forever homes for pets in need. Visit us on Facebook to see the dates and times for upcoming adoption events near you.